John Asiemo, the ace Nigerian singer fondly called Daddy Showkey, has revealed how he started his music career.


Showkey was recently featured on the Honest Bunch podcast.

During the interview, the ‘Galala’ hitmaker recalled how he used to work at a motor park and someone complimented him for having a “good voice”.

The 53-year-old said he became a musician after discovering that people enjoyed his first attempt at singing.


“I was working in the motor park as a ticketer when someone told me I have a good voice,” he said.

“The person said that I should consider becoming a musician. At first, I was skeptical because I did not know how to sing.

“But when I attempted it, I discovered that everyone liked it and so that was how I became a musician.”


Showkey also addressed the controversy surrounding young artistes who do not acknowledge their older colleagues in the industry.

He said he is “not interested” in giving himself any accolades for paving the way for young artistes.

He added that it is left for “singers who benefited from my legacy to admit it”.

Daddy Showkey, born John Odafe Asiemo, is from Olomoro Kingdom in Isoko South local government area of Delta state.


He gained popularity in the 1990s with his distinct music style and ‘Galala’ dance steps.

Showkey previously recalled how he was almost burnt alive for stealing many years ago.

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